A History of Stewardship

As Collier Resources Company (CRC) continues to develop energy resources in the Southwest Florida region, protecting Florida’s environment and groundwater resources is our top priority. CRC’s dedication to the environment is demonstrated by a long history of stewardship and our exemplary track record.

CRC has been leasing mineral rights to companies who have been exploring and drilling for oil for more than 70 years, this includes 36 years in the Big Cypress National Preserve. CRC has been so successful at balancing oil exploration and development activities with the environment, in part, because of the high standards we hold our lessees to.

CRC has also been recognized by state commissions, including the Big Cypress Swamp Advisory Committee (BCSAC), for our safety record and the BCSAC has concluded, on two separate occasions, that all operations on land owned by CRC has been carried out safely and with minimal impacts to the surrounding environment.

As long-time landowners who live and work here, CRC is committed to balancing energy and the environment.

The Florida Panther

From telemetry point data, like the below image, CRC knows that Florida panthers are, and have been for the past seven decades, successfully living within proximity of oil fields.

Oil and natural gas supply more than 60 percent of our nation’s energy.

The oil industry provides more than 9.2 million American jobs, 267,277 in Florida alone.
The oil industry has invested $175 billion since 1990 toward improving the environmental performance of its products, facilities and operations.
Currently, oil is the principal transportation fuel in the United States, accounting for more than 97 percent of the energy that powers our nation’s automobiles, airplanes and ships.
Oil is expected to remain the dominant fuel in our nation’s energy mix for decades.
Combined with natural gas production, the oil industry supports nearly 9.2 million American jobs, while providing millions of dollars to the economy through state and local revenue each day. 
The oil and natural gas industry contributes significantly to the U.S. economy as one of the nation’s largest employers and purchasers of goods. 
9.8 million people are directly or indirectly employed by the U.S. oil and natural gas industry.
Energy demand in the U.S. is expected to grow by 12 percent between now and 2040.
America’s oil and natural gas industry has a long-standing commitment to safety and protecting the environment. 
Since 1990, the oil and natural gas industry has invested $239 billion toward improving the environmental performance of its products, facilities and operations
Oil and natural gas development has been safely conducted for more than 60 years.